Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (10) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Mike Dwyer · 160 weeks ago Moving Sale – Saturday July 22nd – 8am to Noon – 614 Sykes Rd. 1960’s record albums and 45’s. kitchen stuff, sewing stuff, COKE bottles, wooden soda crates, antique hutch, game table and chairs, step ladder, antique saw, lots of miscellaneous. Priced to sell. Report Reply 0 replies · active 160 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Shelley · 160 weeks ago Driveway Sale- Saturday, July 22nd 8:00-12:00 919 North Plum Brand new rocker recliner, 2 antique rockers, lamps, outdoor decor, kitchen canisters, queen comforter set, home decor, garden its, etc. Good stuff. Report Reply 0 replies · active 160 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Breanna · 160 weeks ago Garage sale 1814 north b st Friday July 21 7am to noon Saturday July 22nd 7am to 5pm Sunday 8am to 5pm Women and men’s clothes Maternity clothes Baby girl clothes And other misc Report Reply 0 replies · active 160 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Breanna jc · 160 weeks ago Garage sale 1814 n b st Friday July 21st 7am to noon Saturday 7am to 5pm Sunday 8am to 5pm Women and men’s clothes Maternity clothes Baby clothes And other misc Report Reply 0 replies · active 160 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down RACHEL HANSEN · 160 weeks ago YARD SALE 1301 EAST FOURTH STREET FRIDAY JULY 21st 9AM TO 4PM SATURDAY 8am to 1PM LOTS OF GIRL CLOTHES OF ALL SIZES, FILL A BAG FOR 2.00. BOOKS, AND LOTS OF MISC. COME ON BY AND TAKE A LOOK. Report Reply 1 reply · active 160 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down RACHEL HANSEN · 160 weeks ago PLEASE SUBMIT MY POST. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down tammi1122 34p · 158 weeks ago Creative stuff seems like so much natural.. Report Reply 0 replies · active 158 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Stacy · 158 weeks ago Garage Sale on Saturday, Aug 5. 8 am to Noon. 221 South Drury Road Wellington Only a few minutes from town. West on HWY 160 3 miles, then 1/2 mile South on Drury. I will have a lot of name brand clothing-mens, womens, teen girls. Brands include Northface (have 3 Northface Jackets), Nike etc. , Home Décor, Yard Décor, Comforter sets, 3 pair of like new UGG boots. Take a short drive to the country Saturday morning and check it out! Report Reply 0 replies · active 158 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Stacy · 158 weeks ago Tracy- Sorry I put this on last week’s post. Report Reply 0 replies · active 158 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Kristina Kelley · 158 weeks ago Garage Sale on Thursday, August 4, 5 and 6 7:00 am to 7:00 pm 1217 E 15th St So Wellington, KS we East of Wellington Misc. tools, mowers, beam bottles, riding lawn mower runs, misc outdoor equip. We have something for everyone. Report Reply 0 replies · active 158 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for the weekend of July 21-23, 2017. If you still need a garage sale advertised just use the comment section below. Good luck with bargain hunting!
“The kings are definitely special,” says Laura Cole, owner and executive chef at 229 Parks in Alaska’s Denali National Park. “They’re just more rich and wonderful. But you have to pay more homage to the fish than to the flavors on the plate.”King salmon from Copper River in south-central Alaska are among the first salmon commercially harvested in the state each year, and among the first to show up fresh in stores. King salmon run for three or four weeks from mid-May to mid-June.Recommended preparations: The king’s high oil content makes it tolerant of any preparation from grilling to poaching. Regardless of how it’s cooked, chefs say to go easy on the seasonings; let the fish speak for itself.Often found: You’ll see it most often in sushi; at the center of a restaurant plate; and as steaks, fillets and whole fish at fish counters.Availability: Can be found fresh and frozen throughout the year, but fresh peaks mid-May to July.SEARED KING SALMON WITH LEMONGRASS PORCINI JUSAlways check salmon for bones. To do this, gently rub your hand over the flesh, going against the grain. The bones should be in a line running the length of the fish. Use tweezers or needle pliers to remove.Start to finish: 20 minutesServings: 66-inch piece lemon grass2 cloves garlic1-inch chunk fresh ginger1/2 ounce dried porcini mushrooms1 small yellow onion, quartered4 cups water2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce2 tablespoons vegetable oil2 pounds king salmon, cut into 6 piecesFresh cilantro leavesFlaked sea salt and ground black pepperUse the back of a large knife or a meat mallet to mash the lemon grass to break up the fibers. Lightly smash the garlic cloves and the ginger.In a large saucepan over medium-high, combine the lemon grass, garlic, ginger, dried mushrooms, onion and water. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to low and cover. Cook for 15 minutes. Pour the mixture through a mesh strainer and discard the solids. Stir in the soy sauce. Set aside.Heat a heavy skillet, preferably cast iron, over high heat. Add the oil and turn to coat the bottom of the pan. Sear the salmon for 1 to 2 minutes per side. Ladle the jus into shallow bowls, placing a piece of salmon in the center of each. Top with fresh cilantro, then season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.Nutrition information per serving: 340 calories; 200 calories from fat (59 percent of total calories); 22 g fat (3 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 90 mg cholesterol; 4 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 32 g protein; 270 mg sodium. This March 16, 2015 photo shows king salmon in Concord, NH. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) King salmon, also known by its Native American name “chinook,” earns the title. The largest of the Pacific salmon, a single king can weigh more than 100 pounds, though typically they’re landed at 20 to 30 pounds. King salmon is prized for its silky red flesh, buttery texture and for a high oil content that gives it a luxurious flavor. This March 16, 2015 photo shows seared king salmon with lemongrass porcini jus in Concord, NH. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Loading…Sponsored Content12 Actors Who Always Play Bad CharactersA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art11 Movies That Changed The Way We Think Of CGI ForeverThese Hilariously Creative Shower Curtains Will Make Your Day Bernie Lamprecht (PCC) bowls.PICL Season 2, Round 4, PCC v Asian All Stars (AAS).The match was played at RST, Banglamung on 24 Feb 2020.PCC suffered a manpower drain, or should that be a personpower drain, because some members were unavailable after the stupendous, monumental, fantastic win at the Chiang Mai Big Bash International 8’s Tournament. Thus, the team had a rather 2nd XI feel to it. AAS scorecard Batting BowlingName Runs Outs Overs Runs WktsAlek 20 0 1 4 0Chetan 8 1 3 41 2Prasan 27 1 1 8 1Lucky 5 1 2 25 0Dimple 13 1 2 38 1Molin 17 0Happy (AAS Captain) bowls. Prasan and Lucky continued in a similar manner. Lucky was bowled by Venkat and Prasan unwisely left a ball from Edwin Van Rensburg that he thought was going down leg as a wide, but it was a leg spinner and removed leg stump. Aneride, a debutant, was asked to bowl, but it was not her day – 11 wides and 8 runs. Edwin’s wicket was welcome but he got bashed for 16. AAS were 72 for 3 after 6 overs. Bernie and Matt Harkness tried to stem the flow but 14 Extras and 30 runs from Dimple and Molin took AAS to 111 for 4.PCC opened with Venkat and Jainish facing Chetan. Chetan could be described as a diminutive man but he is a pretty accurate and quick bowler. He bowled Venkat and had him run out in the first over. Jainish managed to get 6 from a Leg bye (with overthrows and quick running) so the first 3 overs produced a satisfactory 31 despite the loss of 2 wickets. Edwin Van Rensburg and Aneride took the next 3 overs. Edwin was run out in the first over as the pair had not sorted out their calling procedure and the error would be responsible for another mishap in the next over. Meanwhile, AAS were un-sportingly bowling at full pace to Aneride, so she got bowled by Prasan. 28 runs were added, mainly by Edwin, but 15 were lost in wickets. So, 44 for 5 after 6 overs. Bernie Lamprecht and Matt Harkness tried to rescue the situation. They crashed 44 off the bat (37 to Matt and another record), and with 12 Extras, scored a record breaking 56 off 3 overs, but Bernie was having a horrible day. Run out off Chetan, bowled by Dimple and again by Chetan, he relinquished 15 runs. A disappointing score of 85 for 8 and a loss by 26 runs.Best batsman was Matt Harness, best bowler was Prasan who was also MotMRajish (AAS) defends his wicket.PCC scorecard Batting BowlingName Runs Outs Overs Runs WktsMatt Harkness 37 0 2 23 0Edwin Van Rensburg 18 1 1 16 1Jainish 11 0 2 37 1Venkat 15 2 1 12 0Bernie Lamprecht 7 3 2 22 1Aneride 5 2 1 19 0 Yet again PCC failed to realise the importance of retaining wickets and keeping extras to a minimum; a comment that has been made several times before. PCC lost 8 wickets and gave away 41 extras. Had wickets been kept to a usual 3 or 4 and Extras to 20, then PCC would have won by an easy 14 runs or so, but it was not to be.PCC won the toss and decided to field. AAS opened with Alex and Chetan facing Jainish. Chetan was bowled 4th ball and a good start for PCC. In the pairs’ next 2 overs, Alex kept plugging away for his 20 and taking most of the strike. Chetan managed 5 but the pair added 35 because of 12 Extras. 35 for 1 after 3 overs.
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Mohamed Salah continued his remarkable scoring run as Liverpool beat Newcastle to go second in the Premier League, two points above Manchester United, who they visit next Saturday.United, however, have the chance to restore the status quo by winning at Crystal Palace on Monday.When Egyptian international Salah gave Liverpool the lead after 40 minutes it was his 32nd goal of the season in all competitions for Liverpool and the seventh game in succession that he had found the net.Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius had to make a fine save from Mohamed Diame, but Sadio Mane finished off a fine move early in the second half for the second goal of a one-sided game.
“I don’t really think there is much time that can be wasted here, we really need to get something going,” she said.Krzyzanowski has since moved to Ontario where she operates an environmental consulting firm, but stays involved in local air quality issues through an Oil and Gas Working Group led by Northern Health’s Dr. Charl Bandenhorst.The provincial Ministry of Environment has been contacted to confirm what involvement the provincial government has in establishing an air monitoring system in the Northeast, and that response will be posted as soon as it is received. Judi Krzyzanowski has submitted a proposal to the Aviva Community Fund to obtain initial funding to start the monitoring system, but the outcome of that grant depends on members of the public going online to vote for the proposal. The proposal can be found at http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf12727, and voting ends on Nov. 9.Krzyzanowski completed her Masters degree on air pollution at the University of British Columbia, and was invited to complete her PhD by participating in a project commissioned by the Treaty 8 First Nations to study air quality issues in the Northeast a few years ago.“One of the main findings was emissions in the region are severely underestimated and under-documented,” she said. “About 50 per cent of the emissions of things like sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) go unreported.”- Advertisement -“In British Columbia, when you emit to air, you need a permit, but you only need a permit if you emit more than 30 tonnes of sulphur over a 15 day period, or about two, tonnes of sulphur per day, so for a lot of the smaller facilities, of which there are many, they don’t need permits, and that’s one of the ways British Columbia estimates its emissions,” she continued. “Similarly, for federal inventories, they have a 20 thousand man hour per year limit, which is about 10 full time workers, so if your facility has less than 10 full time workers you don’t have to report your emissions.”Krzyzanowski also studied whether fresh water systems might be sensitive to acidification from sulphur and nitrogen oxide emissions, and concluded while most ecosystems are alkaline and can neutralize incoming acids, others are vulnerable and can lose biodiversity as a result.The third part of her study was establishing a small-emissions model in a 2,500 square kilometre area around where the Doig River meets the Peace River, where intense oil and gas activity is occurring.Advertisement “Using a model that ran complete emissions – not just those that were reported, but also those that went unreported – my model predicted exceedences of British Columbia and Canada’s ambient air quality objectives. Those are set as limits to protect human and environmental health, so if they are exceeded, there’s a threat to human and environmental health.”However, she said a short-term model like that can have many errors, so that is why a longer-term monitoring system is required to measure cumulative impacts. She said the dangers to human health are not only from acute exposure from potential gas leaks, for example, but also chronic impacts from long-term exposure such as lung damage, and even cancer, as some of the VOCs and other emissions are known carcinogens. She added there is also risk to the environment and to agriculture.She said even if her bid for funding is successful, there would only be enough money for one continuous monitoring station with passive samplers, but her hope is that might create some momentum so that more monitors could be purchased to study the entire Peace region. She said those monitors would measure emissions in the parts per billion, as those concentrations can cause harmful health effects. She added she would like to leave it up to local stakeholders where that first monitor should be located, but she suggested the area where she did her original modelling might be a good place to start.Krzyzanowski said in Alberta, there are already several, multi-million-dollar air monitoring systems established, some funded completely by industry, but none in British Columbia. She said she has found partnerships among local stakeholders, including First Nations communities and school boards, but has not had success to date in getting a commitment from industry or the provincial government. She even applied for funding through the BC Oil and Gas Commission’s Science Community and Environmental Knowledge fund, but after a long process the proposal was ultimately rejected.Advertisement
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECalifornia’s bungled $1 billion accounting system Chatsworth Chick for three terms Re: “Council members shy away from Prop. R mailer” (Oct. 25): Keep Laura Chick for three terms and vote no on Proposition R. The mailer sent out was a bunch of out-and-out lies. I especially find amusing the part about limiting City Council members to three terms in office, so they do not make it a lifelong job, since they are limited to two terms now by law. Laura Chick has done more in my opinion to weed out fraud, waste and good-old-boy practices than anybody I can remember. Bring Laura up to three terms and can the rest of them at one term. Re: “Council members shy away from Prop. R mailer” (Oct. 25): Dennis Zine has been a friend of mine for over 20 years and I risk offending our friendship when I say that I couldn’t disagree with him more. Though I believe Dennis’ exemplary service and honorable retirement from the Los Angeles Police Department, before moving into politics, lends credibility to his desire and intent to finish what he started, the rest of the City Council members have no such background. They are politicians because they can’t do anything else that will pay them so well, and if this extension of service were to pass, we would be strapped with these deadbeats for four and or even eight more years – long enough to retire without ever working for a living. This city is a mess, and we cannot afford to have the same people running it. If it takes eight years just to get started, as Dennis tells us, something is wrong. – Patrick Weir – Mike Hoblinski Burbank About Prop. R Trying to deceive voters at the last minute is a common practice. Ex-Mayor Richard Riordan writes that Proposition R ensures “that City Council members cannot serve for life” because they would be limited to three terms. They can only serve for eight years now (two four-year terms). What else have you forgotten, Riordan? The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles wrote the ballot measure, claiming it “is an effective way to make city government more honest and accountable to voters.” The City Council should be honest and accountable to voters to begin with. Why would they think that four more years in office would make the City Council more honest? And what about the terms of the city controller, the mayor and the city attorney? Aren’t they part of city government? – Edwin Ramirez President Pacoima Neighborhood Council Fitter punishment Re: “No choice: Guilty” (Oct. 21): I do agree with the verdict in the George Weller case; although accidentally, 10 people are dead because of his misjudgment. The lives of 10 grieving families are forever changed. I do not feel, however, that jail time for Weller would be good punishment or beneficial to the victims’ families. The best, the most fitting sentence should be community service. Have Weller visit (by bus) elderly drivers at retirement homes and gatherings at community centers, or anywhere that aging drivers can be assembled, so that he may speak to them about his experience and the dangers that face drivers, at any age, with diminished-reaction abilities. If his words and the experience of his accident could save lives in the future, something positive will come from his tragic errors. – Mark Haber Van Nuys Driving evaluation Re: “A difficult decision” (Oct. 24): A felony manslaughter conviction for George Russell Weller might satiate many people’s sense of justice, but that justice is empty satisfaction. An 89-year-old man might go to prison. Some will say that he got what he deserved. I think of my 84-year-old father who began to drive again after recovery from a bypass operation. How do you take away your parents’ freedom and force them not to drive? Where do we draw the line between concern for independence and concern for safety? We need a driving-evaluation process for older drivers, along with help from doctors who can work with families. – Sharyn Cadia North Hollywood Sour grapes Re: “LAPD flex-schedule debate renewed” (Oct. 24): Councilman Bernard Parks still sounds bitter because he wasn’t reappointed chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, and he continues to criticize our rank and file. Parks states, “We have fewer officers on the street.” The LAPD lost over 1,000 officers because of Parks’ poor leadership while he was chief, and the city has paid out millions of dollars in settlements because of the Rampart scandal, which occurred during Parks’ tenure. Thanks to Chief William Bratton, crime is down, morale is up, and officers aren’t leaving in record numbers as they did under Parks. The 3-12 schedule may be modified, but overall it has been successful. – Monica Harmon Los Angeles Bush’s speech Regarding President Bush’s speech: What a crock! If he were really concerned with national security, he would close the borders. It has been proved over and over that radical terrorists (why didn’t he name them Muslims?) have entered our country along with nonterrorist illegals who are bringing diseases previously wiped out in the country: Chagas’ disease, tuberculosis, leprosy, etc. I doubt Sen. John Kerry would have done any differently if he had been elected president in 2004. We are controlled by the Council on Foreign Relations, and “we the people” didn’t elect any of its members. People need to wake up and take back their government. – Tesa Becica Van Nuys Cruel illusion President Bush insists there is not a civil war in Iraq and that the “Iraqi” army will now replace American soldiers in keeping the peace. No, not “a” civil war but rather five: the Sunnis’ war to reimpose their traditional dominance on the Shiites, the Shiite war to make the Sunnis’ demotion permanent, the internecine war between the two dominant Shiite factions, the war between the Kurds and Arabs in the north, and the lingering war between the two dominant Kurdish factions. All these bloody wars make the “Iraqi” army a cruel illusion. Not to mention the war against American occupation. – Martin Kotowski Sherman Oaks Vote yes on 87 Has anybody actually looked at the bottom of the ad for “Vote No On 87.” This negative campaign is paid for, and Proposition 87 is fought against, by the big oil companies. Both Mobil and Chevron are fighting 87 aggressively. So tell me why I would vote for something in their favor instead of my own? Vote yes on 87 and become dependent on ourselves for once. – Ivy Clarizio Lake Balboa Cartoon candidacy So the mayor of Oakland wants to be the top law enforcement official for California, and just how does he entice voters – with his proud record of defending the Constitution, with the shining example of his city’s crime rate? No, he has an active-duty police captain (a potential campaign violation) wave a big, scary bullet at the camera; then an animated rifle shoots an animated bullet through two animated police cars. I guess ol’ Moonbeam uses delusive cartoons to terrify the electorate away from his opponent. – Donald Stachowiak Northridge Ticket quotas Re: “Quotas, a good thing” (Your Opinions, Oct. 24): Mark Ditko displays unsound logic in regard to his letter endorsing traffic-ticket quotas. We live in a city that gang violence has turned into the Wild West. It is flawed use of our police assets that allows this rampant scourge. Create a separate civilian traffic unit to enforce traffic laws and sentence violators to work for the California Department of Transportation for many weekends, instead of fines, and you will see traffic violations become totally insignificant. – Victorio Santollo Montrose160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
There’s sad news to start off with today as former Kilmarnock and Hibernian manager Bobby Williamson has revealed he is battling cancer. Currently living in Kenya, he’s fighting the disease in his nasal cavity and has lost two stone since chemotherapy and radiotherapy started last month.Meanwhile, Alan Archibald has defended Gary Fraser after some thought he deliberately booted the ball into the crowd of Celtic fans on Wednesday night.And in lighter news, have you seen the ball boy celebrating Bristol City’s last minute cup win over Manchester United? It’s impossible not to smile.
# 4 – The Good: The Imagineering Story, Legend of the Three Caballeros, Noelle, and Lady & the Tramp headline an impressive catalogStar Wars was just the tip of the iceberg for what Disney+ brought to the table. There was literally something for everyone. Theme park fans were in for a surprise with the debut of the documentary series The Imagineering Story. I was hesitant going into this thinking it would be a fluff piece, but the series is surprisingly candid. It celebrates the rich history of Disney Imagineering, warts and all. The Imagineering Story is what you show people who don’t understand why you keep going back to theme parks on your vacations. It is a tale of regular people doing extraordinary things, leaving an impact that will be felt by generations. I have to admit I’ve teared up several times in just the first couple episodes, as each show is not just an informative look at how the parks we visit today were created, but also a love letter to the men and women behind them. One exciting part of The Imagineering Story is that the show opens the door for other series that we might get down the road. How about spending an hour with Imagineer Joe Rohde on Pandora: The World of Avatar? Tony Baxter on Splash Mountain? Kathy Magnum on Cars Land? What about Imagineers going over in detail the history and importance of Tiki Room, Jungle Cruise, or its a small world? The possibilities are endless and now I’m looking forward to more behind-the-scenes glimpses of the parks we know like the back of our hand.In episode two of The Imagineering Story, we were told what it was like for the Disney company to go through the loss of Walt. Here, Walt shows a scale model of Haunted Mansion, an attraction that would be completed after his untimely death.There’s so much on Disney+ that it can be overwhelming. Case in point, the animated series Legend of the Three Caballeros. Back in 2018, Disney fans found out this series was released on a Disney app available only in South America. The reaction? Many desperately wanted to see it here. Well, thanks to Disney+ we now have it, and for the most part it’s tumbleweeds across the fandom. Why? Because we have so much other stuff as well!Christmas movies have become a cottage industry for several television stations, and Disney+ brought out the big guns for its first holiday release Noelle. Starring Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader, Noelle is a progressive take on the tale of someone taking over for Santa Claus. It’s a perfectly acceptable Christmas movie, and FAR better than the average release on the Hallmark Channel or Lifetime, but it also doesn’t reach the heights of a true classic. The good news is that Disney+ is also loaded with some all timers in the Christmas Hall of Fame, including A Muppet Christmas Carol, the original Santa Clause, and Jonathan Taylor Thomas in I’ll Be Home For Christmas. (Okay, maybe I’m the only one who’s a sucker for that film.)Noelle‘s own Anna Kendrick.You can probably count on one hand with some fingers left over of the animated classics Disney’s hasn’t remade into a live action version. I really want to dislike this trend, but for every Dumbo there is an Aladdin (which was a real surprise). Beauty & the Beast was “okay” but Jungle Book was really good (in some ways better than the original). Lady & the Tramp falls into the “perfectly acceptable” category with something like Cinderella.Live action Lady & the Tramp.When Disney announced High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, it almost seemed like a practical joke. Surprise! It’s actually pretty good! But there are so many TV shows on Disney+ to choose from, including: DuckTales, Rescue Rangers, Goof Troop, Boy Meets World, Kim Possible, Hannah Montana, The Suite Life of Zach & Cody, Jessie, Gravity Falls, and more! If you grew up with it, there’s a great chance it’s on Disney+.Meta moment in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. # 2 – The Bad: The rollout hasn’t been exactly flawless…Before Disney+ arrived, many people (including Yours Truly) predicted it could be a disaster in waiting. For me personally, this was based on my history with the Disney Company basically screwing up every piece of technology that consumers have to interact with. Aside from a long history of disasters (ESPN phone anyone?) even recent things like MyDisneyExperience can become an endless source of frustration. However, there was another segment of the community that said this was all “much ado about nothing,” and that Disney+ would definitely arrive with no problems whatsoever.Well, there were some problems. The reaction to The Simpsons aspect ratio was so overwhelmingly negative that Disney has already said they will change this in 2020, presumably giving people the opportunity to choose between 4:3 and widescreen formats. Not sure if they are going to put the same level of time and effort into converting episodes of The Little Mermaid TV show. # 5 – The Bad: “Maclunkey” makes Star Wars viewers long for the halcyon days of “Greedo shot first”Sometimes you hear things and think “that can’t possibly be real,” and it turns out it is. When word was going around on social media that Star Wars once again changed a scene in A New Hope, I assumed it was all a practical joke. Turns out, it was 100 percent real.First, some backstory for those who aren’t hardcore fans. When the original Star Wars came out in 1977, it introduced the world to Han Solo. Definitely in the top 10 movie characters of all time, Han was established as a bad ass early in the film when he was confronted by the bounty hunter Greedo. After a tense discussion, Han killed Greedo before the bounty hunter had a chance to shoot him. When the special edition of Star Wars was released in 1997, the scene was changed. In the new version, Greedo shoots at Han first. Somehow Greedo misses his shot despite being approximately 24 inches away. Han then immediately shoots Greedo back and kills him.For theme park fans, this was the equivalent of replacing Horizons with Mission: SPACE. The new “moment” was hated across the board. This is what George Lucas wanted though, so it was staying, no matter what. Whatever, the rest of the movie is so great that you can overlook one mystifying decision. But Star Wars wasn’t done. Not by a long shot.In 2004, the scene was slightly tweaked so that instead of Greedo deliberately shooting first and Han afterwards, the two shot simultaneously. This change did not make the scene better or worse. But this had to be the last change, right?Wrong.When A New Hope made its debut on Disney+ the scene was changed AGAIN. This time Han moves a little bit, and Greedo says “Ma Klounkee” right before being shot.Ma Klounkee.Almost everyone watching assumed Greedo said “Maclunkey.” Now, that word makes no sense. What also makes no sense is Star Wars thinking anyone watching would know that Greedo was actually saying “Ma Klounkee.” For the .0001% of Star Wars fans who know the Huttese language, Ma Klounkee means “the end of you.”The general reaction to “Ma Klounkee” was very similar to the reaction to the original “Greedo shoots first.” Unfortunately for Disney, the new change took place during the era of Twitter. In response to the incredible negative response, Disney threw George Lucas right under the bus saying it was a change made to the film before they bought Lucasfilm.We’ll always have the memes and YouTube videos making fun of this change. Unfortunately, we’ll also still have the actual change in the movie too.Greedo in Star Wars: A New Hope.This one is for the wrestling fans.. # 3 -The Good: Surprising ExtrasOkay, we knew Disney+ was going to start with a TON of movies. In fact it’s jawdropping the amount of content they have film wise. However, we didn’t know they were also going to have “DVD extras” available for many of the movies! With deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and even audio commentary, this is going above and beyond because Disney could have easily included zero extras and no one would have said a word. Instead you can watch extra content from animated classics like Dumbo and Peter Pan, all the way to newer movies like Avengers: Endgame. In fact there were so many people having issues that Disney had to make a statement. # 1 – The UGLY: The Simpson Aspect RatioOne complaint that went viral on the debut of Disney+ is something that Fox already had to deal with. It concerns The Simpsons television show, which is still something odd to see on Disney+. For those of you who aren’t audio/visual nerds, for a long time just about everything was presented in a 4:3 ratio. Let’s refer back to the picture of Walt going over the Haunted Mansion in The Imagineering Story earlier in the article. You’ll notice that there are black bars on the side of the picture. That’s because TVs now are widescreen, and everything is filmed in a widescreen format. The first 19 seasons of The Simpsons were presented in the 4:3 format, but when Disney released them on Disney+, they stretched out the picture so it would fit widescreen. What this does is cut off part of the picture. For many shows, this isn’t that big of a deal, but for a show like The Simpsons that uses a lot of visual humor, it can be a HUGE deal.The Simpsons as it originally aired, with a joke showing that all three types of Duff Beer are coming out of the same tube.Simpsons on Disney+ ruins the joke. The issues became so well known that even The Daily Show on Comedy Central made fun of them.The Daily Show.When people starting playing around with Disney+, they also found some things that probably should have been caught long ago, such as typos…(screencap by @mattobrien37)The “search” system for Disney+ is riddled with things that will drive you bonkers. Share This!This week’s SATURDAY SIX takes a look at Disney+: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly!Disney+, the highly anticipated streaming service, made its debut on November 12. Like many reading this fine blog series, we were there on Day One to check it out. Unlike many, I do not consider myself a “cord cutter.” In fact, we added a “cord” by getting a second DVR for the house. I’m personally not a huge fan of streaming, and am the old man yells at cloud while clinging onto my precious physical copy Blu-Ray DVDs. I’ve enjoyed Netflix, and have sampled other streaming services (including CBS All Access for Star Trek: Discovery and Hulu for Runaways) only to drop them relatively quickly. As a person who already owns a significant collection (my girlfriend would say “way too many”) of Disney media already, Disney+ was going to have to impress me.SPOILER ALERT: it did impress me. A lot.But it wasn’t ALL sunshine, unicorns, and rainbows, so this week we’re going to look at the good, the bad, and the ugly of Disney+, starting with…# 6 – The Good: The MandalorianAs mentioned above, I have no problem getting a streaming service to watch a show I think is great. Netflix got me with Daredevil, and for HBO Go it was Westworld (currently it’s Watchmen). The program on Disney+ that finally got me to pull the trigger was The Mandalorian. I’ve been a Star Wars fan my whole life, and I’m also a huge fan of Jon Favreau, the showrunner behind Mandalorian. Favreau has directed Elf (one of my all time favorite Christmas movies), the original Iron Man (the film which began the Marvel Cinematic Universe), and the recent live action remake of The Lion King (which was better than it had any right to be).The first episode of The Mandalorian hit me “in the feels,” similar to when The Force Awakens came out. For me, THIS is Star Wars. For whatever reasons, the movie Solo and to an extent Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge have not connected with fans in a way that The Mandalorian has. There has been almost universal acclaim for the new show, and it is well deserved. The show has a “slow burn” feel of a great western, with the titular character being someone you want to spend more time with. As of this writing, three episodes of The Mandolorian have aired and I am all in.The Mandalorian.Carbonite freezing.The Mandalorian’s ship.A character similar to the one above was introduced in Empire Strikes Back. The bounty hunter IG-88 always looked cool, but never actually did anything in the movies. In The Mandalorian IG-11 shows this character is cool and made me think the price for IG-88 action figures are going to sky rocket.For comic book fans like myself, The Mandolorian and “Baby Yoda” have a Lone Wolf and Cub feel.From episode three, a wonderful moment reminded me of the movie Heat. At the end of that film, Robert De Niro gives a great performance as a character who should just walk away from something, but just can’t. You can see everything going through his mind just by his body language. The Mandalorian accomplishes the same thing, except its character is wearing a helmet. Fantastic storytelling. Honorable Mention – Mea Culpa 2.0We’re going to be seeing a lot of this in the days and years to come, as society reflects back on what was acceptable in the past, but not today. Warner Brothers has a similar “context explanation” before some of their Looney Toons shorts.So there you have it: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Disney+! See you next weekend for the latest installment of the SATURDAY SIX, where we’ll look at something fun from the world of Disney and Universal. If you enjoyed yourself, be sure to check out The Magic, The Memories, and Merch! articles, or, for your listening pleasure, check out the E-Ticket Report podcast. You can also follow Your Humble Author on Twitter (@derekburgan).If you enjoyed this article, you will surely like the following: 6 times THE SIMPSONS totally nailed what its like to be a theme park fanSATURDAY SIX SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: An in-depth look at theme park photographySpecial Thanks to The Elite Brandon Glover, the bio-est of all reconstructs @bioreconstruct, Captain Cruiseline Scott Sanders of the world famous Disney Cruise Line Blog, my personal protege Hunter “Elvey” Underwood, the SAT SIX Fun Squad of Parkscope Joe and Nick, hot shot Michael Carelli, and Hermione Granger’s tutor Megan Stump for their invaluable assistance with this article. The SAT SIX is inspired each week by goofballs Aengus Mackenzie and LitemAndHyde and you Potterheads will enjoy Meg’s other blog work over at the Central Florida Slug Club.
Tags:#start#tips Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… chris cameron 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting So you want to be the next big shot entrepreneur to come up with an idea that will change the world, but can’t seem to come up with that golden ticket of an idea? Well perhaps you need to look no further than the world of art for inspiration. While looking through Hacker News posts, I stumbled across an illustrated SlideShare presentation from San Francisco-based cartoonist Betsy Streeter that suggests ways artists can unleash their “creative beasts” hiding within – an interesting approach to creativity that aspiring entrepreneurs can also take advantage of.According to Streeter, the best way to get started is to first “give it permission to come out and play” by throwing away rules and judgements. For artists this means just free drawing at letting whatever comes to mind make its way onto the paper; for entrepreneurs, this means when you are brainstorming, don’t throw any ideas away – everything and anything is free game, including the “impossible”.Let Out the Creative BeastView more presentations from betsystreeter.The second step, Streeter says, is to encourage the beast “by appreciating exactly what happens,” no matter what form it takes. “When you look at a drawing, see it as it is, not what you thing it is ‘supposed’ to be,” says Streeter. This is really just an extension of the first rule; by encouraging whatever random results come of your brainstorming, you are telling your brain that its okay to think outside of the box, which allows for the further flowing of the creative juices.This practice actually reminds me of a method for ideation I learned during graduate school. The process was a bit different but the theory was the same; truly creative ideas are generated through a process of throwing out the rule book and encouraging a free-for-all of ideas, no matter how silly. In the method I learned, a group sits around a whiteboard with markers and a pad of sticky notes and slaps any idea for the given question or problem onto the board. We started with very broad questions, like “How could life be made perfect?” and would encourage the posting of even the most absurd of ideas. The things you think of when you are actually trying to be obnoxious are often the ones that can be molded into a fresh idea. For instance, someone said life would be perfect if they could instantly know what anyone was thinking, which over time actually morphed into an idea for a mobile translation application.The lesson to learn here is that truly innovative ideas don’t appear in your brain, and you can’t simply sit down, think real hard and squeeze them out. By brainstorming and teaching your brain accept the previously unacceptable, you have a higher probability of producing a new and creative idea. This process, of course, works even better in groups.